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Knockerball n Ninjas Grand Opening

Join us for opening weekend! Become a Ninja Warrior! Great fun for all ages 3-83! Located between H&M and JCPenny. Friday ...

Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1 Mile

The 41st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place on Saturday, Dec. 9 on beautiful ...

Breakfast with Santa

You’re invited to Breakfast with Santa! Celebrate the season with Applebee’s at a special Flapjack Fundraiser for The Haven on ...

Christmas Festival at Brown's Grove

Come enjoy Christmas on the Farm on December 9th for a fun day for the whole family! We will have ...

  • 9:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Brown's Grove Citrus & Produce, LLC 12255 US Highway 301 N, Parrish, Florida 34219
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  • Category: Holiday Events

Sarabay Kids Zone at Bradenton Farmers Market

Join our Community Partners for family and health-oriented activities every week. Every Week – Sarabay Kids Zone is a free-to-the-community ...

Winter Festival - Annie Lucy Wiliams Elementary

In addition to vendors, holiday crafts, & our famous "Santa's Shoppe," this year's event will feature the biggest ICE HILL ...

Write a Letter to Santa and Storytime - Venice

Enjoy a cookie and milk as Christmas stories are being read-aloud.

Breakfast with Santa at Bradenton YMCA

At the Y we value traditions and family time, so come enjoy a special morning with your favorite jolly old ...

A Night Before Christmas at G.T. Bray Park

Get ready for family fun at the annual A Day Before Christmas event at GT Bray! Santa will be visiting ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: G.T. Bray Park | 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209
  • Cost: Activity Wristbands $5
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  • Category: Holiday Events

Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade

As another holiday season rapidly approaches, the Anna Maria Island Privateers would like to invite you to participate in our ...

Bug Out

This new class is for children ages 4-12 and will introduce bug anatomy (body parts), the role of bugs in ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: UF IFAS Extension Manatee County 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, Florida 34221
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Classes

Cookies and Canvas

Attention girls and boys: join us for creativity, cookies, and fun! Painting with a Twist will be on hand to ...

Our Generation Holiday Event for Kids at Target

Bring your Our Generation doll and come have fun with us under the OG tree at Target! We will be ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Target Store University-Parkway 101 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34243
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Grand Opening

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating our relocation after 30 years in downtown Sarasota, with a free, family-friendly event ...

Nutcracker Tea Party at Mixon Farms

A perfect way to kick off the Holiday season! The Nutcracker Tea Party combines the magic of "The Nutracker" ballet ...

Deck The Halls! at Florida Studio Theatre

A brand new rendition of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. With all new songs and sketches, audiences ...

Gingerbread Houses for Kids Cooking Class at Publix Aprons Cooking School

Forgo the mess at home, and bring the family here! This class allows you and your children (up to three ...

  • 11:00 am 
  • Location: Publix Aprons Cooking School: 2875 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $60 for 4 people
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  • Category: Classes

Holiday Photo Booth at Tervis

Stop by our Osprey store on Dec. 9, 2017 from 11am - 2pm to take photos with friends, family or ...

Daisy D'Lites Christmas Craft with Daisy

Join us Saturday December 9th for a free Christmas craft, free kids cone with a purchase (1 per family) & ...

  • 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: D'Lites Shoppe, Lakewood Ranch, 8209 Natures Way, Ste 107, Bradenton, Florida 34202
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Santa on Saturdays- Downtown Sarasota

Santa will be Starting out at Selby Five Points Park and then making his way around central and 1st street ...

Sensory Wonderland

Beyond the Spectrum is for the 6th time, hosting our annual Sensory Wonderland on Saturday December 9th, 2017 from 1pm ...

The Mouse's Tale Christmas Pageant

Come on out for Grace's first ever Christmas Play!! This will be a fun time of carols, giggles, the Christmas ...

Showfolks Circus

Ladies & Gentlemen, children of all ages! The Showfolks of Sarasota are proud to present the 50th edition of SHOWFOLKS ...

  • 2:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34237
  • Cost: $15-30
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  • Category: Family Fun

Holidays on the Green Crafts

Join us for Crafts at 3pm.

Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Sarasota

You're invited to the Annual Singing Christmas Tree to enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Presented by the First Baptist Church ...

Ice Skating Spectacular at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Don't miss your chance to see "A Skating Spectacular"! Featuring Deanna Stellato & Nate Bartholomay (2014 Olympian), Team USA Members ...

Movie in the Park: Beauty and the Beast at Nathan Benderson Park

Join us and Sarasota Film Festival for a free screening of Disney's new Beauty and the Beast at NBP's rescheduled ...

Santa at Jiggs Landing

We are pleased to announce that we have been chosen to host Santa in one of our cabins for 3 ...

Tree Lighting and Poinsettia Parade in North Port

Celebrate the holidays at the City of North Port's signature Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, ...

Holiday Tree Lighting at West Blalock Park

For the 10th year VABI joined by the City of Venice, the Venice Area Garden Club, the Venice Nokomis Woman's ...

Winter Fest- A Night in Bethlehem at The Family Church

Discover Jesus in Bible-times Bethlehem! During this 2-hour Christmas program, families wander through the bustling Bethlehem marketplace and discover what life ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: The Family Church at Christian Retreat, 1200 Glory Way Blvd, Bradenton, Florida 34212
  • Cost: free
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  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

North Pole Express

North Pole Express November 30 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

  • 5:30 pm 
  • Location: Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St E., Parrish, FL 34219
  • Cost: varies, see website
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  • Category: Family Fun

Bradenton Holiday Boat Parade

You can't help but get into the spirit of things with lights gleaming off the cool ripples in the water ...

Hunsader Farms Country Christmas

Join us for hayrides, Kiddie Train, over 250,000 Lights, Petting Zoo, Display Christmas Village, Live Music, food, and Christmas Movies ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
  • Cost: Admission $10; free parking, Kids 5 and under are free
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  • Category: Holiday Events

Ice Skating Spectacular at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Don't miss your chance to see "A Skating Spectacular"! Featuring Deanna Stellato & Nate Bartholomay (2014 Olympian), Team USA Members ...

Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Sarasota

You're invited to the Annual Singing Christmas Tree to enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Presented by the First Baptist Church ...

Living Nativity at Parrish United Methodist Church

Come experience the joy of Christmas with us! Walk through our outdoor scenes with live animals and actors depicting the ...

Christmas Movie in the Park- Venice

Abounding Grace Fellowship presents: "It's A Wonderful Life" in its original Black & White form, under the stars at Centennial ...

Holidays on the Green Movie Night

Fri. 12/8 - A Christmas Story @ 7:00 p.m. Sat. 12/9 - Beauty & The Beast (at Nathan Benderson Park) Fri. 12/15 ...

Living Christmas Tree

You are all invited to join the South Venice Baptist Church for their annual Living Christmas Tree presentation of the ...

The Living Nativity at The Tabernacle Church

Step back in time and experience the story of the first Christmas. Walk through Bethlehem and enjoy Manasota's favorite holiday ...

A Christmas Story at Venice Theatre

Mischievous Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine-Action BB Gun! In his quest ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: Venice Theatre Main Stage | 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, FL
  • Cost: $31 Adults | $17 College | $15 Child
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  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Annie at The Manatee Performing Arts Center

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.